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Joss Whedon Knew 'The Avengers 2' Plot Before the First Film

There's a reason Joss Whedon's got such a knack for fiddling with the otherworldly; the man's a bleeding superhero himself and had the x-ray vision skillz enough to know the plot of "The Avengers 2" before he made the first one ... or something like that.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the MTV Movie Awards, Whedon explained that while he wasn't 100 percent sure there'd be a second "Avengers" movie — or that he'd be the one helming it — he did have an idea of what'd happen in it before the first was finished.

"I didn't think I was going to do the second one, but I had an idea for it before I figured out the first one," he explained. "You go into a movie not assuming there's going to be [a sequel]. I've seen plenty of movies that are the first part of a trilogy that never happened. It's terrible. You don't save anything for the trip back. Having said that, though, I did sort of know, well, if they were to come back I know what's going to happen, it's going to be awful." Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Whedon, of course, left it hanging at that but he did say that he's currently serving as a consultant for Marvel as it drums out the individual character films — "Iron Man 3" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" are next — to keep things in line with his ideas and that he expects production on "Avengers 2" to begin next February.

"I'm actually really excited because I've gotten to sort of look at everything and see behind the curtain on all the stuff, and [producer] Kevin Feige has a really clear vision and runs through all these movies. They're all very different, but they're all, they really are what the next story should be. So I'm very excited about it," said Whedon.

"The Avengers 2" is slated to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

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